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Title:  Manager, Governance Payment Screening Solutions




Requisition ID: 172099

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.




The Payment Screening Solutions team is a risk management function responsible for the governance of sanctions screening solutions globally, enterprise wide. The team leads and oversees Global Sanctions Program’s payment screening solutions management functions, ensuring tuning methodology, rules governance framework, and screening standards are developed, managed, executed, and maintained in compliance with governing regulations, internal bank-wide policies, and procedures.



Support the sanctions payment screening solutions management function globally, enterprise-wide:
•    Developing a high-level understanding of Payment Screening systems, and a deep understanding of all Payment Screening processes and frameworks
•    Documentation and process improvement:
        o    Excellent at business requirement gathering
        o    Creating and/or maintaining framework documents, including tuning methodology, rules governance framework, screening standards, and other documentation involving sanctions screening systems and processes
        o    Preparing and maintaining various documents, such as, procedures, guidelines, job aids, templates and supporting the review, updates and approval processes to support the Payment Screening team 
        o    Developing and updating team plans from a governance perspective (RACI, roles, tasks, Stakeholder lists, Fiscal Year plans and BAU) and facilitating signoffs when required
        o    Responsible for maintaining a tracking mechanism for documentation owned by the Payment Screening Solutions team 
        o    Able to create processes and diagrams and review existing processes and identify opportunities to enhance or improve upon the efficiency of the process
        o    Leading and/or coordinating and monitoring the implementation of end-to-end process design, conducting on-going analysis, and documenting current and potential future states to improve overall effectiveness for Payment Screening
        o    Being the main point of contact with AML process sustainment team to maintain Payment Screening processes up to date in Blueworks 
        o    Contributing to the preparation of regulatory examination or internal audit engagements in a timely manner, therefore gathering evidence and saving it in SharePoint, coordinating with the Payment Screening team, and other teams as necessary, and maintaining all information organized and up to date

•    Relationship Management:
        o    Develops and maintains strategic relationships by establishing, building, and maintaining relationships with internal and external key stakeholders
        o    Working with a diverse working group, with varying expertise and job levels
        o    Effective stakeholder management through effective communication, coupled with the collection and understanding of customer requirements
        o    Preparing and/or reviewing communication material, including presentation decks, training materials, and ensuring content is applicable to target audiences and that it aligns with overall program objectives
        o    Active problem solver - resolving issues with recommendations, negotiating compromises between team members and stakeholders

•    Supports the Senior Manager, Director and the team in the design and implementation of payment screening procedures, processes, and controls which will include working with all stakeholders
•    Liaising between business and technical teams to ensure payment screening practices are followed
•    Leading, coordinating and conducting meetings, facilitating working sessions or presentations with Senior Management on the project’s/activities’ progress
•    Develop and maintain issues log to help track issues until closure related to Payment Screening 
•    Personal Development Leadership - Manages personal (or where applicable “the team’s”) development to ensure knowledge and skills are continually enhanced by:
        o    Researching best practices and attending courses designed around process, project management and human capital management

        o    Keeping abreast of regulatory standards, business short- and long-term initiatives and how these may impact the AML program
        o    Challenging the status quo and providing ideas on how best serve our Payment Screening stakeholders 
        o    Sharing best practices and knowledge with internal team and other stakeholders
•    Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

People and Culture:
•    Leading and driving a customer focused culture and deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge
•    Contributing to a high-performance environment and implementing a people strategy that will attract, retain, develop and motivate their colleagues by fostering an inclusive work environment, communicating vision/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team and colleagues
•    Create and foster an environment in which his/her colleagues pursue effective and efficient operations, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct. 


Education / Experience / Other Information (include only those that are specific to the role)

•    Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline 
•    Minimum 3 years in compliance, governance, or consulting within a matrix organization preferably in the Financial Industry  
•    Highly detailed oriented individual
•    Excellent at presenting tactical and strategic goals for Payment Screening when and if necessary
•    Ability to effectively manage their time to ensure deliverables are met within agreed timelines
•    Excels at time management and is equally able to pivot work in progress on short notice to align with unexpected Sanction and Payment Screening priorities 
•    Strong communication, analytical, organizational, project management, and planning skills
•    Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
•    Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Project, Visio and PowerPoint
•    Jira, Confluence knowledge, preferred
•    Knowledge of business, products, operations, systems, and organization for financial services sector
•    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with business leaders to support objectives, influence key stakeholders and jointly develop effective and realistic strategies
•    Proven ability to drive rapid and significant change
•    Project Management Designation, Six-Sigma (Greenbelt), Lean Certification and/or Agile, is an asset
•    Sanctions experience is an asset
•    ACAM Certification is an asset




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

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